Monday, June 2, 2014

Dustin Anthony Prater of Valley Springs

   Dustin Anthony Prater was born July 15, 1996 in French Camp to Frank and Shelly Prater of Stockton. Dusty received his angel wings on May 24, 2014, killed in a traffic accident.

   Dustin made friends of all ages with his beautiful smile, wit, humor and amazing personality that will always be one of a kind.

   He loved the outdoors and was a member of the National Rifle Association, California Houndsmen, ducks Unlimited and many other organizations.

   Weekends were spent fishing, hunting, caping and racing, 4-wheeling, mudding, barbequing, working on his trucks and listening to country music next to a bonfire.

   Dustin attended Linden High School, where he loved designing and welding items for his trucks and family.

   He was quite an accomplished mechanic for his age; he had just finished rebruilding the engine for his Toyota truck.

   He also attended Calaveras High School where he enjoyed 4-H, Future Farers of America, wrestling, football, track and band with his many friends.

   Dustin will be greatly missed by his loving parents Frank and Shelly Prater, brother Robert Prater, great-grandmother Juanita Garrison, grandparents Jeannette Hinsz and Bill Goodman, uncle Marty Prater, aunt Chrissy (Tim) Silkwood, aunt Cindy (Gino) Rinaldi, uncle Gill (Gina) Goodman, counsins David (Shawna) Ball, Melissa (Joshua) Powers, Chandee Pressnall, Garrett Goodman, and Courtney Goodman.

   He was very close to his little cousins, Austin Powers, Michael and Elizabeth Ball, Hailey Antill and Jack Martin.

   He will also be missed by many more family and friends.

    A visitation will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 9 AM to 5 PM at San Andreas Memorial Chapel 254 W. St. Charles Street in San Andreas.

   A Celebration of Live will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM at the Glory Bound Fellowship 3061 Hwy 12 in Burson, followed by Committal in the Linden Cemetery, Cady Lane in Linden. A luncheon will follow at Jenny Lind School 5100 Driver Road in Valley Springs.

   A Dustin Prater Memorial Fund has been established at Umpqua Bank 87 S. Hwy 26 in Valley Springs 95252.

   San Andreas Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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